The Department counts 21 full-time faculty members working in a variety of specialties, who are active scholars committed to undergraduate education. They share their expertise in a wide variety of philosophical schools, national traditions, historical periods, and specialized areas of philosophical work.
The curriculum is designed to provide students with a foundation in the history of philosophy and also to encourage students to pursue work in their own areas of interest. Formal coursework is only one part of the Philosophy student's education. Since inquiry and study are most fruitful when conducted in a vital community of fellow scholars, the Department is committed to offering a number of excellent learning opportunities that go beyond traditional classroom structures.
Ethics, Practical Reasoning, Agency: Sellars' Practical Philosophy
CONFERENCE POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19
NEW DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED
Allan Gibbard (Emeritus, University of Michigan)
Danielle Macbeth (Haverford College)
Willem A. DeVries (University of New Hampshire)
James R. O’Shea (University College, Dublin)
Kyle Ferguson (New York University)
Zachary Gabor (Harvard University)
Jeremy R. Koons (Georgetown University Qatar)
Ronald Loeffler (Grand Valley State University)
Preston Stovall (University of Hradec Králové)
Nicholas Tebben, (Towson University)
Heath White (University of North Carolina, Wilmington)
. . . the fundamental principles of a community, which define what is ‘correct’ or ‘incorrect’, ‘right’ or ‘wrong’, ‘done’ or ‘not done’ are the most general common intentions of that community with respect to the behavior of members of the group.
Wilfrid Sellars, Philosophy and the Scientific Image of Man
March 23, 2020
Students can add a complementary credential to any GV program they are majoring in.
February 25, 2020
The Ethics Bowl team competed in the National Ethic's Bowl Competition at the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE) in Atlanta, Georgia this past weekend.
February 11, 2020
Ms. Jennifer Spiller accepted and getting ready to graduate from Johns Hopkins.